AstroLab

Avant-garde Stage Keyboard

Explore a vast spectrum of classic and modern sounds. AstroLab is a 61-key stage keyboard combining the power of synthesis, intuitive controls, and an innovative ecosystem - inviting you to focus on your creative expression and transition seamlessly from studio to stage.

Go beyond

Redefining the performance keyboard.

AstroLab is an instrument built for the modern age and designed for musicians and producers who seek more creative freedom.

With advanced virtual synthesis built-in alongside an innovative ecosystem and essential controls that let you focus on playing - AstroLab bridges the gap between studio production, live performance and unhindered creative expression.

With 34 instruments to choose from and over 1300 evocative presets, discover a constellation of essential sounds, iconic synths and modern textures never-before-heard in a performance keyboard.

With AstroLab, take your performance sounds beyond samples, your stage setup beyond complication and your studio creations beyond the confines of your DAW.

Go live with full control.

Full
creative control

AstroLab is a standalone instrument that makes it easier than ever to perform with all your signature sounds without a computer.

Edit a sound in-depth in Analog Lab, use it for production in your DAW, drag it into the AstroLab library via Analog Lab, assign custom effects, and have all the sounds and settings you need when performing.

+1300 sounds, instantly

Access a world of classic and modern sounds brought to life with cutting-edge virtual synthesis. The hammer-action realism of Piano V; the rich and warm keys of Stage-73; the mind-bending modern synthesis of Pigments - all moments away.

Level up your artistry

Enter a creative flow and play without distraction. Dial-in the perfect sound with AstroLab’s intuitive navigation and make impactful adjustments when playing live with 4 macro knobs and 4 FX knobs, customisable in Analog Lab.

Studio to stage, hassle-free

From mobile sound management to advanced DAW integration and drag-and-drop playlist creation - organise and edit sounds in-depth, go live with your custom sounds and expand your library via the Sound Store with AstroLab’s companion software.

A keyboard you can rely on

Have the confidence to take your sound anywhere and play without constraint. AstroLab’s robust and integrated design ensures maximum stability when playing live. Take full control of your sound without a computer or unnecessary cables.

Intuitive
controls

No need to think twice when on stage, or in the studio.

AstroLab’s navigation wheel and preset buttons make selecting sounds effortless and rewarding. Plus, tweak sounds in-depth with an array of essential controls.

4 Macros

Adjust the tone with Brightness, alter the wave shape and filter settings with Timbre or use Movement to control modulating effects like vibrato or tremolo.

4 Effects

Add spatialisation to any sound with a dedicated Delay and Reverb, and make impactful adjustments with 2 insert effects - all customisable.

Performance
features

Craft a truly unique sound and setup.

Layer an evolving synth arp over some emotive strings and discover truly unheard and captivating instrument combos, or split two sounds across the keyboard. Got a mic? Twist and transform your voice with the vocoder, or press record and set a chord on an entirely new course with up to 32-bar MIDI looping and powerful arpeggiation.

Multi-instruments

Program a split point to load two different sounds across the keyboard for a multitimbral playing style. Great for adding a percussive sequence or bass section to some delicate keys or a high-frequency lead. Or, create your own dynamic multi-instruments and save them to be used later in your DAW.

Chord, Scale, Arp

Looking for extra melodic and harmonic inspiration? The chord, scale and arpeggiator modes mean you can easily embellish your performance, stay in key and trigger vibrant sequences, all at once. Use the Hold function to let the sound evolve after you release the key.

Loop & record

Elaborate your performance or studio experimentation by looping any melody or chord progression. Better still, AstroLab captures the MIDI so you can change to any instrument and hear your recorded phrase in entirely new ways.

Vocoder

Plug-in an external mic to AstroLab and send your voice through AstroLab’s dedicated vocoder and harness multi-octave vocal transformation. Expand supported voice-input presets when combined with Vocoder V.

Iconic instruments
and beyond

Discover an expansive instrument and sound library curated to cater to every musical genre and era: from essential performance instruments and true-to-life acoustic sounds to timeless synths and crisp digital landscapes.

Browse by Instrument, Type or Artist, or play with your own saved presets, multi-instruments or studio creations via Analog Lab. Expand your library with new instrument presets via the Sound Store with dozens of compatible sound banks to choose from, and new ones added monthly.

instruments

AstroLab features 34 original instruments embedded into the hardware. Choose between a deeply modelled piano, a classic synth such as the Roland Juno or DX7, or an electric keyboard like the Wurlitzer - you decide.

  • Emulator II V

    Textural sampling ensemble

  • DX7 V

    FM synthesis gamechanger.

  • Augmented VOICES

    Acoustic instruments reinvented

  • Jun-6 V

    Instant analog love

  • Jup-8 V

    The analog vanguard

  • CS-80 V

    Animoid articulate synthesizer

  • Augmented STRINGS

    Acoustic instruments reinvented

  • Pigments

    Polychrome software synthesizer

  • KORG MS-20 V

    Primal black monolith

  • Prophet-5 V

    Faithful analog archetype

  • Synclavier V

    The digital dream machine.

  • Synthi V

    Experimental London soundscape.

  • Prophet-VS V

    Exploratory vector synthesizer

  • ARP2600 V

    Coveted semi-modular classic.

  • Wurli V

    Soulful electric bite

  • Modular V

    Modular genesis giant.

  • OP-Xa V

    Legendary growl machine.

  • Stage-73 V

    Electric soul machine

  • CZ V

    Phase distortion shapeshifter.

  • Vox Continental V

    Red-hot transistor hitmaker.

  • B-3 V

    Mighty organ monarch.

  • Clavinet V

    Physical funk machine.

  • CMI V

    Peerless sampling character.

  • Mini V

    The greatest of all time

  • Vocoder V

    Ultimate voice electrifier

  • Augmented GRAND PIANO

    Acoustic piano reinvented

  • Buchla Easel V

    West Coast sound design playground.

  • Farfisa V

    Compact organ echoes.

  • Matrix-12 V

    Programmable analog freedom.

  • Piano V

    Universal piano expression

  • SEM V

    Synthesis horizon expander.

  • Solina V

    Authentic orchestra machine.

  • SQ80 V

    Organic digital wavemaker.

types

Types are preset categories that cover a range of styles and instruments and include traditional, experimental and multi-instrument sounds - allowing you to access the diverse sonic capabilities of AstroLab at the touch of a button.

  • Bass

  • Keys

  • Lead

  • Pad

  • Piano

  • Electric Piano

  • Organ

  • Strings

  • Brass

  • Drums

  • Sequence

  • Vocal

  • Winds

  • Sound Effects

Artist tributes

Want to channel the sound of your favorite artists? AstroLab features 200+ presets that pay tribute to some of the most innovative music makers of the last century, from the Doors and the Beatles to Portishead and Aphex Twin - endlessly nostalgic, emotive and ready to take you down memory lane.

  • A-Ha tribute

  • Air tribute

  • Aphex Twin tribute

  • The Beatles tribute

  • Boards of Canada tribute

  • Bonobo tribute

  • Brian Eno tribute

  • Daft Punk tribute

  • David Bowie tribute

  • Depeche Mode tribute

  • ELP tribute

  • Genesis tribute

  • Giorgio Moroder tribute

  • Gorillaz tribute

  • Jean Michel Jarre tribute

  • Kraftwerk tribute

  • Lady Gaga tribute

  • MGMT tribute

  • Michael Jackson tribute

  • Pink Floyd tribute

  • Prince tribute

  • Radiohead tribute

  • Stevie Wonder tribute

  • Tangerine Dream tribute

  • Tears for Fears tribute

  • The Weeknd tribute

  • Toto tribute

  • Vangelis tribute

  • Yes tribute

Studio-stage
continuum

AstroLab gives you the freedom to go between creative modes and play with all your signature sounds.

Want to play with your favorite KORG MS-20 bassline or save a multi-instrument to be used later in your DAW? With AstroLab’s advanced software ecosystem you can ensure that your live performances are as rich and detailed as your studio creations.

Composing

AstroLab provides endless sound design in one simple instrument, giving you access to thousands of world-class presets that fit seamlessly into any setup. Integrate with your DAW via Analog Lab or go without a computer and make use of AstroLab as a standalone instrument.

Setting up

Modulate sound infinitely in the studio, create personalized preset libraries and perform them on stage. No more fumbling with complex cables and live setups, AstroLab lets you bring your custom sounds with you wherever you go.

Performing

Play the sounds you want, effortlessly, instantly and without distraction. Have peace of mind during a performance with essential controls and an expertly designed semi-weighted keyboard that captures every nuance and inflection of your playing style.

Innovative
ecosystem

Remote control sounds and settings, expand and manage your library and integrate seamlessly with your DAW.

Prepare a setlist on your phone and control AstroLab with easy browsing. Or link AstroLab with Analog Lab and use it in your DAW to sync your custom presets and discover seamless multitrack composition. Learn more.

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AstroLab Connect

AstroLab Connect is a mobile app that brings the convenience of mobile technology to your workflow. Control AstroLab, edit your playlists or expand your sound library, all without a cable in sight.

Analog Lab Pro

Access an expanded library of sounds, play and control instruments, edit and sync your presets and assign custom FX. Navigate between multiple instances of Analog Lab in your DAW for an effortless production workflow.

V Collection (not included)

Harness a truly breathtaking range of vintage and modern instruments, access over 9,000 additional sounds and take your performance even further into the unknown and unheard, with full access to each instrument view and parameter controls.

Avant-garde
leading-edge

The culmination of 25 years of innovation and commitment to the pursuit of unhindered musical exploration.

AstroLab ushers in a new era - embodying a range of synthesis engines and modern technologies never-before-seen in a performance keyboard. The power of virtual synthesis at your fingertips, a seamless ecosystem at your disposal. With AstroLab, go live with full control.

Tuesday Morning Improv

Matt Paull

A lush jazz improvisation on Piano V3 backed by warm synth pads.

Electronic Disco

Louison Pugin

Moroder-style and french-touch infused electronic disco track, full or arps and basslines from the Featured presets of AstroLab.

Key's Dream

Gustavo Bravetti

Key's Dream explores Astrolab's classic and contemporary sounds, resulting in an evocative, atmospheric journey through rich colors, textures, and motion.

Late Morning

Louison Pugin

A laid back jazz tune showcasing the best Piano V3, and Wurli V3 presets of AstroLab.

MSG

Matt Paull

A warm, punchy pop track with original vocals by Matt.

Night Drive

PLEEG

Catchy future house track with a touch of emotion and nostalgia, showcasing the unique presets from AstroLab.

Prismatic Dance

Elaine Christine_Gallant

An avant-garde neo-classical piece blending prepared piano and tape loop style presets, intertwining with synthesizers to create a mesmerizing fusion of textures and patterns.

Sunday In Space

Paul Laski

A groovy garage track that harkens back to the classic sounds of London’s Sunday Scene, with a soulful, spacious sound, compliments of AstroLab.

L'indécis

Do It Today

Hip-hop beat with a soulful piano and wavy synths, made with Astrolab presets.

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PressClippings

  • Gearnews

    On AstroLab

    “If you’re looking for a stage keyboard that contains some of the best acoustic and synthesized recreations we have today, AstroLab is for you.”

  • Happy Mag

    On AstroLab

    “This is a tool that doesn’t just play sounds but inspires and transforms the way we perform and create music”

  • Gearspace

    On AstroLab

    “The slight minimalism of it, the simplicity of it externally make it not intimidating and accessible, but at the same time there’s a complexity bubbling beneath the surface of it leading to a myriad of possibilities”

  • Music Radar

    On AstroLab

    “Combined with Arturia’s wider plugin library, there’s nothing else out there that offers breadth and convenience like this”

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Main Features

61-note semi-weighted keyboard with piano-size keys and aftertouch

10 sound engines

  • Virtual Analog
  • Samples
  • Wavetable
  • FM
  • Granular
  • Physical modelling
  • Vector Synthesis
  • Harmonic
  • Phase distortion
  • Vocoder

Over 1300 in-built sounds

  • More than 10.000 sounds via Arturia software

Navigation wheel & screen for easy browsing

10 Preset Buttons for quick sound access

4 macro controls for quick editing

  • Brightness
  • Timbre
  • Time
  • Movement

12 insert FX

4 dedicated knobs to control FX including dedicated Delay/Reverb

Multis/Keyboard Split

MIDI IN i/o, balanced stereo input, sustain, expression, aux 1 & 2 pedals

USB-C connection and USB-A host

Bluetooth audio input and WiFi for wireless control

Arpeggiator, MIDI Looper, Chord & Scale modes

Platform specifications

Windows

  • Win 10+ (64bit)
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost)
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU
  • ARM processors not supported on Windows

Required configuration

  • Works in Standalone, VST, AAX, Audio Unit, NKS (64-bit DAWs only).

Apple

  • Mac OS 11+
  • 4 GB RAM
  • 4 cores CPU, 3.4 GHz (4.0 GHz Turbo-boost) or M1 CPU
  • 3GB free hard disk space
  • OpenGL 2.0 compatible GPU

Work with ASC

  • An elegant and simple solution to help you install, activate, and update your Arturia software instruments.

All manufacturer and product names mentioned on this page are trademarks of their respective owners, which are in no way associated or affiliated with Arturia. The trademarks of other manufacturers are used solely to identify the products of those manufacturers whose features and sound were studied during the development. All names of equipment, inventors, and manufacturers have been included for illustrative and educational purposes only, and do not suggest any affiliation or endorsement by any equipment inventor or manufacturer.

What's in the box

Box content

  • Registration card
  • USB Cable (C/A)
  • User Manual
  • Power Supply

Instrument dimensions

  • size : 935 x 99 x 330 mm / 36.81 x 12.99 x 3.89 in
  • weight : 9.9 kg / 21.83 lb

Polyphony

AstroLab optimizes Polyphony for each instrument to ensure the best reliability and performance:

  • Pianos, EPs and organs have 48 voices
  • Most synths have 8 voices

Buchla Easel V, Synthi V, KORG MS-20 V are monophonic

Pigments and Augmented instruments’s polyphony may vary depending on engine and effect usage.

Preset compatibility

All instruments from V Collection 9(*) are currently supported, plus Pigments.

  • *Mellotron V is not supported. However, Mellotron presets are available as presets of AstroLab's Sampler instrument.

Compatibility for V Collection X (Acid V, MiniFreak V, CP-70 V, Augmented Brass, Augmented Woodwinds) instruments will be added in an upcoming update in the summer of 2024.

Our goal is to bring and maintain compatibility to all Analog Lab presets over time.

Future compatibility

We are committed to the ongoing support of AstroLab, and the continuous development of its features, performance and compatibility with our latest software instruments.

  • The compatibility of new instruments takes time to develop. Therefore, they may not always be available for use on AstroLab upon release.

As a standalone, AstroLab is a highly versatile and complete instrument and will continue to deliver exceptional sound for years to come, without needing to be updated. However, we will endeavor to release key updates in the future to make it even more capable and powerful.